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This article is a guide on bot requests. You can request massive repetitive changes on specific pages and a bot user might take care of it at some point. This list is sorted by order of importance.

New requests

  • Search for all Category:Race templates and replace them by the accurate Template:Race. Delete each Race Template once the change is done
    • Search for {{Human Race}} and replace by {{Race|Human}}


  • Correct everything on Category:Incorrect categories per WW:CAT.
  • MurphBot: Template talk:Achievementbox#type={{{doc|<type>}}}. Update the usage of {{achievementbox}} to include a {{{doc|}}} wrapper around the type parameter, and ensure the mode, arg, and type parameters are in standard form per the template doc. First run complete 22 Dec 2008, keeping as periodic until the achievements categories have most of their articles.
  • MurphBot: <onlyinclude>{{Achievementbox ... }}</onlyinclude> Spotted a few examples where the <onlyinclude> wrapper is missing. Pattern matching for this is a little complex, so might not catch every case. First run complete 23 Dec 2008, periodic until the achievements categories have most of their articles.



  • Interwiki link to French: Hello I've been adding interwiki link from French to this wiki (as in to Mannoroc Coven for instance), while most important page (like tauren or warlock) have links, many others haven't. Can a bot scan to link English page to French whenever link from French to English exists ? --Filbrehim (talk) 04:34, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
  • Switch {{Otheruses}} to {{For}}. They're nearly identical templates, and many more pages use for as opposed to otheruses. /chomp‎ Howbizr(t·c) 12:03 AM, 12 Aug 2009 (EDT)
  • Lowercasing Category:WoW Icons. See the forum thread. --k_d3 05:23, November 26, 2009 (UTC)
  • Replace all Patch 3.0.1 links with Patch 3.0.2 (since 3.0.1 was not released to live). Some of these changes may need {{patched|patch=3.0.1 replaced with {{patched|patch=3.0.2. See Special:WhatLinksHere/Patch 3.0.1. /chomp‎ Howbizr(t·c) 3:33 PM, 28 Aug 2009 (EDT)
  • Spelling - Many pages (content created by previous bots) have misspellings: "aquired" should be "acquired", and "droped" should be "dropped".
    In progress:
    Item pages (100%)
    NPC pages (100%)
  • Replace {{Boss-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Boss>}}; {{Mob-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Mob>}}; {{NPC-ss}} with {{Licensing|<NPC>}}; {{Item-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Item>}}; {{Mount-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Mount>}}; {{Companion-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Companion>}}; {{Zone-ss}} with {{Licensing|<Zone>}}. User:Coobra/Sig4 01:04, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Template:<repLevel> to Template:Reputation|<repLevel> - As Template:<RepLevel> (Template:Exalted, Template:Revered, etc.) has been marked as deprecated in favor of {{Reputation|<repLevel>}}, would it be possible/desirable to have a bot convert the pages using the old templates to use the new one? -- Wige (Talk - Contribs) 18:39, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
I added categories for easy botting for all of the deprecated templates. See sub-cats of Category:Pages using deprecated templates. /chomp‎ Howbizr(t·c) 5:50 PM, 19 Jul 2009 (EDT)
  • Add a comment to the external links section on every page that has one:
<!-- Read before posting your links here.
Links that do not conform to the rules will be DELETED.
Repeat violations may result in a BAN. 
Have a nice day. :) -->
  • Move all Wikia {{lang}} links to proper interwikis at page end. Leave any that are off-Wikia, deal with separately.
  • Switch {{wikipedia}} to {{wplink}} (put link in elinks section).
  • Remove additional "]]" from item pages that are in the category Category:World of Warcraft cloth items.
  • Parse Category:Item stubs and make an external list of links to nearly empty stubs (i.e. less than ~100 characters total on the page). -- Done
  • Replace pages using {{mobbox}} with {{npcbox}}. Any eventual "type" should be replaced with "creature", "elite" and "rare" together in "type", and any missing faction should be changed to "combat".
  • Correct category Category:Named mobs to Category:Named mobs according to WW:NAME.
  • Deprecate Category:Quests:<Horde, Alliance, Neutral> for Category:<Horde, Alliance, Neutral> quests using wikipedia:Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser
  • Deprecate {{elinksset}} for {{elinks-set}}
  • Deprecate {{elinksspell}} for {{elinks-spell}}.
  • Move all subzone articles from [[Category:Zone:(Zone)]] to [[Category:(Zone) subzones]]. Refer to the Zone navigation templates for a list of subzones.
  • Remove Category:AddOns from all articles and place {{addon}} at the very start of the page instead
  • Deprecate current usage of {{elinks}} to "== External links ==" (approximately 350 usages)
  • Deprecate {{Code}} {{Code/Begin}} {{Code/End}}. These should be replaced with direct html tags, {{{1}}}, <pre> and </pre>, respectively.
  • Remove all calls to {{tocleft}}
  • Remove ALL instances of {{Bc}} and {{Bcarticle}}.
  • Deprecate {{gsc}} / {{gs}} / {{gc}} / {{sc}} / {{g}} / {{s}} / {{c}} for {{Cost}}.
  • Fix many item pages' [[Template:Icon|Icon]] due to template changes.
  • Deprecate {{AB Mark}} / {{AV Mark}} / {{WSG Mark}} for {{Cost}}
  • Deprecate {{common}} / {{uncommon}} / {{rare}} / {{epic}} for {{Quality}}
  • Move all instances of {{bc}} to the first line on a page.
  • Update [[Template:Elinksitem]] and [[Template:Elinksmob]] links.
  • Move [[Category:Armor:Waist]] content to Category:Belts.
  • Move [[Category:Armor:Feet]] content to Category:Boots.
  • Move [[Category:Armor:Hands]] content to Category:Gloves.
  • Deprecate {{500club}} / {{1000club}} / {{2500club}} / {{5000club}} / {{10000club}} / {{25000club}} / {{50000club}} for {{Wwclub}}
  • Deprecate {{Elinksquest}} for {{Elinks-quest}}
  • Deprecate {{Questtb}} for {{Questlong}}.
  • Replace all instances of "External Links" with "External links". This has been done, however only in the main namespace check the Talk section for more info
  • Requesting a bot to fix a misspelled word added to lots of articles by another bot. All instances of "droped" should be "dropped". (Along with mode/arg update for tooltips)
  • Related: Move all articles with usage such as Category:(Place):(Sub-place) to Category:(sub-place) (done, if tagged with {{correct2category}})
  • Fix Category:Outdated user templates so that pages use new versions of these templates. When it is done, the old ones can be deleted.
  • Deprecated {{Elinks-NPC/wotlk}} for {{Elinks-NPC}}.
  • Deprecated {{Elinks-item/wotlk}} for {{Elinks-item}}.
  • Deprecated {{Elinks-quest/wotlk}} for {{Elinks-quest}}.
  • Deprecated {{Elinks-spell/wotlk}} for {{Elinks-spell}}.
  • Deprecated {{Elinks-object/wotlk}} for {{Elinks-object}}.
  • Removed {{wotlk}} from all articles.
  • Deprecated {{Questrace}} for {{Questlong|...|race=}}.
  • Remove {{Multisource}}, as it was deemed no longer useful per Forum:Multisource template.--User:Sandwichman2448/Sig 21:57, September 5, 2009 (UTC)
  • Remove Category:Quest targets from all articles. User:Coobra/Sig4 21:54, September 5, 2009 (UTC)
  • Replace [[WoWWiki talk:Village pump|'''Village pump''']] on user talk pages with [[Forum:Index|'''WoWWiki Forums''']] to avoid any newbie confusion. /chomp‎ Howbizr(t·c) 11:06 PM, 14 Aug 2009 (EDT)
  • Replace item pages with {{tooltip with {{{{{tpl|tooltip}}}. Lots of new pages are still being created this way. /chomp‎ Howbizr(t·c) 12:07 AM, 12 Aug 2009 (EDT)
  • Replace all |effect=<Right Click to Read> with |read=1 and all |effect=<Right Click to Open> with |open=1 User:Coobra/Sig4 02:33, September 7, 2009 (UTC)
  • Category to Category: Category:World of Warcraft uncommon quest starting items to Category:Uncommon quest starting items (followed swiftly by Rare and Epic). Deletion of the old categories. Alternately: delete the 'to' categories mentioned in favor of existing categories.. --Eirik Ratcatcher (talk) 20:28, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

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